Course Title: Digital Curation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Curation

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Huan Vo-Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1699

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 080.08.048

Course Coordinator Availability: By email appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course teaches the concepts and skills involved in creating and managing a sustainable digital repository, library or archive for an organisation. It addresses the management of digital objects over the long term through active, ongoing oversight of the total environment (content, technologies, and user expectations) during all phases of the objects’ life cycle. Underpinning themes are broader policy issues and the implications for practice in information management organisations, and long-term sustainability of the digital repository, library or archive.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The Capabilities that you will develop in this course are listed below in the Course Learning Outcomes.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply key concepts and strategies to manage and curate the digital information and digital assets of an organisation.
  2. Identify and evaluate the environments in which digital objects are created, used, stored and preserved for present and future use.
  3. Develop policy and devise plan for archiving and preserving sustainable digital materials, taking account of key aspects including content, legal issues, ethical issues, utility, and options for sustainability.
  4. Assess contemporary issues and futures trends of digital curation.

Overview of Learning Activities

Key concepts and skills and their application will be explained and illustrated in lectures, seminars and online notes with opportunities to discuss their use in case studies during tutorials and group discussions (including online forums). Practical activities in class and online will allow you to develop your technical skills and deepen your understanding of the concepts.

There will be opportunities to hear guest speakers and audio/video recordings of lectures and presentations will be available where feasible.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4
Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Assessment Task 3: 45%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.